Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength (2022)

Mellow, Sweet Fruity
2023-03-19
The Midleton distillery's 12-year-old Redbreast bottling is bottled annually in cask strength batches in addition to the 40% strength bottling. The cask strength bottling is also triple distilled in copper pot stills and matured in a combination of bourbon matured American oak casks and oloroso sherry matured Spanish oak casks before being bottled with no added colouring and non-chill filtered.
Did you know? The robin is one of the few small birds that also winters in Ireland. The bird species is the eponym for this Irish whiskey.
Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength (2022)
Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength (2022) (@whiskyedition)
Single Pot Still Whiskey | 12 Year Old | 58,10 % ABV. | 95,70 €/l | Midleton Distillery | produced in Ireland | Whiskybase ID 217562

Smell

Wow! Dried fruit, chocolate and vanilla opens up a manifold world of flavours. It feels like every twist of the whiskey is unique. Once we perceive dominant citrus aromas, the second time roasted aromas, light oak and some caramel. A little later, a rich fruit basket follows. Suddenly, some banana comes through, here and there a drop of honey and a gentle hint of cinnamon. The whole thing reminds us of a 5-star hotel breakfast with a gigantic selection.

Taste

Incredibly rich, the Single Pot Still has a lot to offer and the image of a hotel breakfast also fits here. The taste is dominated by cinnamon buns and crepes with cinnamon sugar. They are joined by hay, a little toasted white bread, nutmeg and a super exciting fruitiness. We also find honey. Almonds, Brazil nuts, vanilla and light oak spice round off the velvety smooth taste experience. The approx. 60% ABV is perfectly integrated, so that the alcohol as a flavour carrier brings out and presents the flavours cleanly.

Finish

The long finish of the Redbreast 12 CS is dominated by roasted dates, hay, some milk chocolate, subliminal spicy oak and dried fruit.

Thoughts

What more could we say? In the end, Redbreast 12 Cask Strength is an outstanding Irish whiskey of highest quality. We undoubtedly recommendation a buy, because it's almost impossible to find anything comparable in the price segment below €70. A must-have for every whisky lover.

Rating: 90/100 - World Class (Marcel: 92 | Sascha: 87)

Value for Money: 5/5 - Very Good

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